Curative surgery for gastric cancer in the elderly: treatment decisions, surgical morbidity, mortality, prognosis and quality of life.

@article{Pisanu2007CurativeSF,
  title={Curative surgery for gastric cancer in the elderly: treatment decisions, surgical morbidity, mortality, prognosis and quality of life.},
  author={Adolfo Pisanu and Alessandro Montisci and Sara Piu and Alessandro Uccheddu},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={2007},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={478-84}
}
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Surgical risk is deemed to be higher in the aged population because there are often comorbidities that may affect the postoperative result. This consideration is important for the treatment decision-making for gastric cancer in the elderly. The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing mortality, morbidity, survival and quality of life after curative surgery for gastric cancer in patients aged 75 years and older, and to plan their appropriate management… CONTINUE READING
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